Animal Crossing: New Horizons is not only getting a free update to version 2.0 that brings with it the arrival of Brewster and its cafe The Roost, gyroids, island ordinances, and cooking, but also a paid DLC called Happy Home Paradise that lets you make dream homes the villagers design on a brand new archipelago.
Announced in an Animal Crossing Direct, these two DLCs will be available on November 5th, 2021 and Happy Home Paradise! costs $ 24.99. However, it will be included at no additional cost for those who have subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Free Version 2.0 Update adds Brewster and The Roost, Gyroids, and other fan-favorite villagers
As mentioned earlier, Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 2.0 will see the long-awaited arrival of Brewster and his cafe, The Roost. This new shop is part of the museum and allows players to enjoy freshly brewed coffee alone or with some friends. The villagers on your island will also come to the shop, and you can invite certain villagers using amiibo cards or characters.
Long-time Animal Crossing fans will be pleased to know that Brewster isn’t the only returning villager to be a part of this update as others like Kapp’n, Katrina, Tortimer, Harriet, Wardell, and more head out for the Way to New Horizons.
Kapp’n and his beautiful voice will invite you on his boat on a journey to various new and mysterious islands that only he knows. Each may have a different season, time of day, or weather than your own island, and many will have “mysterious flora” and other surprises.
As for the other villagers, these wonderful animals can be found on Harv’s Island, which is also receiving a major upgrade. Its island will be home to a new square where all kinds of shops are waiting to be built with the right number of bells. Once built, well-known traders like Sahara, Kicks, Reese and Cyrus will open a new place for business, along with returning favorites like Katrina and her Fortune Shop, Harriet and her Barber Shop (with new hairstyles!) And Tortimer and its storage solution.
Your island will also get some new activities like group stretching on the course. This is an activity that you can do with your villagers or friends, and stretching can be done with buttons or using motion controls.
Island ordinances are also added that allow you to make changes to your island, such as: The full list of ordinances includes the Beautiful Island Ordinance, the Early Bird Ordinance, the Night Owl Ordinance, and the Bell Boom Ordinance.
Players can also change the external appearance of their home, the home storage has been expanded from 2,400 to 5,000, and lighting and ceiling decorations can now be added to the interior of the house with a new professional decoration license. Nine new fence options are added, players can add two more bridges or inclines to their island, and ABDs (Animal Crossing’s ATMs) and storage sheds can be placed almost anywhere on an island for easy access to bells and your items.
Those who love to cook will get their money’s worth, as players can combine ingredients to prepare dishes such as minestrone or pizza, which can be displayed on every table or served at a feast. Ingredients like tomatoes, wheat, sugar cane, potatoes, and carrots can also be grown for recipes!
Gyroids are another great addition in version 2.0 and can now be found on players’ islands. Players can find gyroid fragments underground, and when planted and watered, they transform into a gyroid overnight. There are many types of gyroids, and many have unique looks, sounds, and animation. They can also be customized.
Other updates include an update to the Pro Camera app that allows players to take photos from eye level, 11 new reactions, 12 more songs from KK Slider, new permanent ladder kits that can be placed on the island, the Opportunity to move through tight spaces in your. to navigate home, the apparent addition of the Froggy Chair (!) and much more.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 2.0 will be the last major free update for the game released in March 2020.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Version 2.0 Update and Happy Home Paradise Screenshots
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise Paid DLC allows you to build villagers’ dream homes
In addition to the Update 2.0 of Animal Crossing: New Horizon, the paid Happy Home Paradise DLC will also be released on November 5th for players who want to spend $ 24.99 or who have subscribed to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.
Happy Home Paradise can be reached by flying from the island’s airport to a new archipelago that is home to Paradise Planning. This company’s mission is to build the dream vacation homes for villagers all over the world and they need your help.
There will be characters on the island who will have different desires, including one who loves mushrooms, another who loves arcades, and another who loves teddy bears. Once you take a request you can pick an island that suits your style and choose the weather, time of day and season to suit your mood as well.
There will be certain furniture and items that need to be used, but an ever growing catalog of items will also be available to complete the interior and exterior of the home. The houses can be moved, trees, fences and paths can be added to the garden, lighting and accent walls can be added, and much more.
As you complete more inquiries, you’ll unlock more techniques to help improve your designs. These include lighting of different colors, the ability to change the length of a house, the use of partitions, the ability to add columns to support the ceiling and counters of different heights, soundscapes and furniture polishes. Polishing gives furniture certain effects such as twinkling stars or flying butterflies.
Learning these new techniques will allow you to revisit old houses that you worked on to remodel them and use whatever skills you unlocked.
You will also be compensated for your work in Happy Home Paradise with Poki. This currency can be exchanged for rare items that can only be found in this archipelago but can be taken home. Speaking of at home: all the techniques you have learned – with the exception of enlarging houses or rooms – can also be used at home. In addition, the option of redesigning your neighbors’ houses can also be activated. If you want, you can even design a dream home for one of your favorite archipelago neighbors.
With amiibo figures and cards you can invite customers of your choice to Paradise Planning so that you too can build their dream home. This means you can design homes for Isabelle, Timmy, and Tommy and many more. Speaking of amiibo cards, the Animal Crossing Series 5 amiibo cards will also be released on November 5th with a total of 48 characters. These maps also provide a glimpse into some of the new villagers who will be joining Animal Crossing: New Horizons and living on your island.
But that’s not all, as there are various facilities on Paradise Planning Island just waiting to be designed. This means that you can also design your own school, hospital, restaurant and more.
Everything you design is recorded in the new Happy Home Network app on your NookPhone. From there, you can keep track of what you’ve done, share your work with others, or follow other YouTubers for inspiration.
If you don’t want to buy Happy Home Paradise just yet, friends can give away items you bought in the new archipelago to those who don’t have the DLC. Plus, many of the new techniques featured in Happy Home Paradise, including adding ceiling decorations, lighting, accent walls, and using patterns on flooring and wallpaper, will be available to everyone as part of the version 2.0 update.
The beginning of the end for Animal Crossing: New Horizons
While Animal Crossing: New Horizons will continue to live for many years to come, with its seasonal events and the ever-evolving lives of the players and villagers who call the island home, Nintendo has no plans to add anything substantial to the game after updating to Version 2.0 and the paid Happy Home Paradise DLC.
Happy home paradise! will be the first and only paid DLC expansion for the game and will hopefully add countless hours of fun to the latest entry in the long-running franchise, which has sold over 33 million units since its release in 2020.
Since then, Animal Crossing fans have attended the infamous Bunny Day event, seen swimming in the ocean, dream islands, fireworks, Mario items, and more.
It will also forever be remembered as a game that helped many through the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic by giving them the opportunity to hang out with friends and loved ones while they were quarantined by the real world.
If all of these updates sound like something you’d like to try and you own or want to buy the Nintendo Switch – OLED model, be sure to check out our guide so that you can safely move your island and all of its data to your new system.
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